Vietnam: Drilling Campaign in the Song Hong Basin

Eni appraise gas and condensate at Ken Bau in their 2021 drilling campaign in Block 114 of the offshore Song Hong Basin, Vietnam.
This article appeared in Vol. 18, No. 2 - 2021


Vietnam: Drilling Campaign in the Song Hong Basin

Map showing location of Eni's Block 114 and the Ken Bau Gas discovery in the Song Hong Basin, offshore Vietnam. Eni kicked off its Vietnamese 2021 drilling campaign in Block 114, Song Hong Basin, in early March. The KB-3X appraisal of the significant 2019 gas discovery, Ken Bau, was spudded some 8 km southeast of KB-1X, with the PetroVietnam VI jack-up in 95m water. Eni estimates resources at the accumulation at around 7–9 Tcf gas in-place with 400–500 MMbbl of associated condensates. The reservoir consists of Upper Miocene sands. Once operations at this well have finished, the much-anticipated Dan Day-1X wildcat will follow, situated to the south of Ken Bau. Eni and Essar are partners on the block. Kris Energy have Block 115 to the east and are expected to announce a farmout on that block very soon.


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